Photographer Interview: Richie Schwartz Talks About The Business Of Pet Photography



Pet photography is one of those mysterious genres that can draw new photographers into it with an allure of looking fun and easy, but in truth is still a lot of fun but anything but easy!

You’ve probably heard that famous saying from Hollywood: “Never work with children and animals…”

That might put some people off from jumping into pet photography, but not well-known pet photographer Richie Schwartz, who has managed to accomplish both of those things in his 35+ years in the professional photography business.

I sat down with Richie to talk about his wealth of experience in the pet photography business, to learn more about this exciting specialty and find some great tips and ideas for any photographer thinking of trying this for themselves.

Here are some of the big ideas Richie and I covered in this episode:

* How Richie got started in professional pet photography…
* Developing a business model for pet photography…
* The essential qualities for a successful pet photographer…
* The types of people who make the best “ideal clients” for pet photography…
* Creating strategic partnerships with other vendors and organizations in the pet industry…
* How to capture the personality of pets in a portrait…
* The logistical challenges of pet photography…
* How to maintain a pet-friendly studio…
* Richie’s top 3 marketing channels…
* The sales process for successful pet photography…
* Managing the customer experience…
* The top mistakes new pet photographers make…

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